Three Graphic Design concentration students received awards for their work at the annual Hampton Roads American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) Gala on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach. (Show above, left to right) Jonathan Kwok won Gold for his “Imagination is Reality” Poster, Sandra Connors won a Silver for her “In Persuasion Nation” book cover, and Kristen Beauter won a Gold for her Audio Book Packaging.
Drop off dates for submitting work to the Annual Juried Student Show and Scholarship Competition are March 19–20 from 11:00am–5:00pm in the Gordon Art Galleries on Monarch Way. Student may submit up to 5 works and should indicate if they are to be considered for the juried show, scholarship, or both. Scholarships will be determined by faculty on Friday March 21, 11:00–4:00. Click here to download an entry form! Students intending to submit work for the Robert McCullough Graphic Design Prize should contact either Ivanete Blanco or Kenneth FitzGerald for further information.
Students (individually and collaboratively) may also submit proposals to create an artwork/installation in the gallery display window. For more information and to download an application form, click here.
Leigh Anne Chambers, Executive Director of Rawls Museum Arts, will serve as juror for the Student Show on Saturday, March 22. Selections will be posted here on the ODU Art blog that night. All work must be collected from the Galleries Sunday–Tuesday March 23–25, with selected work returned for installation (mounted, framed, etc.) by 5:00pm on Tuesday March 25.
Opening reception for the Student Show is Friday, March 28, 7:00–9:00pm, with Scholarships winners announced at 7:30. The Show concludes on April 20. Work may be claimed April 22–23 at the Galleries. Any remaining work after these dates will not be saved! For more information, contact John Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the exhibitors in the Undergraduate Research Symposium also presented their work on February 20 in the North Café of Webb University Center. The display preceded the lecture by Robert Edsel as the Marc and Connie Jacobson Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Lecture speaker for ODU’s President’s Lecture Series. Edsel is author of the 2009 book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History. Show above (left to right): Margaret Bush, Jux Howell, Zachary Stille, Michael Santos, Suzanne Burns, Yvonne Frederick and Shakira Brooks. Not photographed were Jessica Gunsher, Rebecka Hall, and Amelia Wood. For more photos from the event, go here.
Once again, the Art Department had a major presence in the University’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, held February 8–9, 2014 in the Learning Commons. Students from all three Department majors presented their work in displays and sessions. On Friday, February 8: New Research in Renaissance and Baroque Art, chair: Lecturer Dr. Agnieszka Whelan, presenters: Andrea Dalton, Olivia Morgan, Cristina Irizarry, Carly Sutphin, and Yvonne Frederick. Art Education: Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Community Connections, chair: Lecturer Patricia Edwards, presenters: Autumn Bailey, Leanna James, Ruth Freisenbruch, and Camie Romano. On Saturday, February 9: New Research in Modern and Contemporary Art, chair: Dr. Robert Wojtowicz, presenters: Christopher Madden, Tracy Hundley, Jennifer Goodrich, Preston Mosley, and Ashley Nicole Yarsinke. Also on Saturday, Studio Art majors displayed their work and conversed with visitors: Shakira Brooks, Suzanne Burns, Margaret Bush, Sandra Connors, Yvonne Frederick, Jessica Gunsher, Rebecka Hall, Jux Howell, Karina Nigro, Frances Sahagun, Michael Santos, Zachary Stille, Patricia Tobias, Angela VanDyke, Robert Wolford, and Amelia Wood. Congratulations to all!
To view photos from the Symposium (taken by professor Elliott Jones, who was a coordinator for the event (shown in the photo above, with (on left) Lecturer Heather Bryant who also helped coordinate, and 2010 Studio Art alumna Danielle Jweid), go here.
Congratulations to Abigail Johnson (BFA Fine Art/BA Art History, expected Spring 2014)! Her paper, “Botticelli and the Medici: The Patron’s Support during the Age of Savonarola,” was among the papers selected out of more than 4,000 submissions for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research scheduled for April 3 – 5, 2014 at the University of Kentucky.
The Changing Gallery at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries presents the work of sculptor David McQueen in the exhibition Between Lagan and Derelict, from January 18 – March 2, 2014. For McQueen, invention stems from our need to understand the world and ourselves. His process expands the search for answers as they evolve into new ideas and new answers. He strives to show us our intellectual evolution, capacity to recognize errors, reconsider and reinvent. His works “show us the world explained, reconsidered and explained again.”
An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, January 17, 7 p.m. The Gordon Galleries are open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 683-6271.
Professor of Graphic Design Kenneth FitzGerald was a visiting artist for the Graphic Design program in the Art Department at Central Michigan University, November 12–13, 2013. On the evening of November 12, FitzGerald gave a talk called “Singing the Surface,” and followed the next day with a presentation of his “Graphic Equalizer,” after the essay in his 2010 book Volume.